For years, Vin Diesel has made vocal his desire to reprise his role as Riddick in a minimum of one more film, last year alone describing to us plans for a new movie with several degrees of Dieselmuscle and tragically deformed bison. Already, though, times have changed for Vin: now Fast Five has again labeled him as a reasonable box office draw, and he has to practice his robot voice for playing android Vin Diesel. But if he does still find time to squeeze in another Riddick movie before Fast Six, Vin Diesel would like you all to know that he will not be working for what he considers to be reasonable Diesel money. The bald philosopher growled on his Facebook wall:
D T the writer/director just landed in New York with the good news. We can start filming this summer. However, there is a catch... in order for us to make a true R rated film, I must work for scale upfront. Not unlike the "Find me Guilty" experience (which I wouldn't have changed for the world)...
Money is always second to art, integrity and spirit... but the real issue is deeper. Can I suspend my life, to momentarily venture to that dark place... called Riddick.
Now, I need to hear from Our collective... you.
Wisdom and clarity appreciated.
Can anyone provide Vin Diesel the solitude of mind to determine if he can bear to again see the world through welding goggles?
Yes, apparently someone can, because Diesel later followed up:
I have read so many interesting and intelligent responses to today's post.
You all have such great insight... I truly love Our page.
Thank you again for taking the time to weigh in.
P.s. I am off to another meeting with David, the director of Riddick... to see concept art and discuss the potential schedule.
Rex Cowan: - wrote - "We all have the dark Riddick inside us. You have a penchant for showing us our true selves. I for one support your dive into Riddick and will standby to help pull you out."
Yes, Our page truly is great, Vin. So does this mean you're doing it, or were we supposed to be picking up on the hint that you want us to pay you ourselves?